External Hard Drive (USB) recognizes hardware but not drives
I pulled a IBM Travelstar disk from a T21 (I know it works fine, the
problem on the laptop was with the motherboard). I connected it to a
Argosy HD260 external hard disk case (USB connection). On connecting to
an XP box, the system recognizes an IBM-DJSA-220 USB Device, but no
drive letter appear (the disk was used on Win2K, so I assume it is
NTFS, and has two partitions).
How can I see the two volumes on the disk to access the data?
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I pulled a IBM Travelstar disk from a T21 (I know it works fine, the
> problem on the laptop was with the motherboard). I connected it to a
> Argosy HD260 external hard disk case (USB connection). On connecting to
> an XP box, the system recognizes an IBM-DJSA-220 USB Device, but no
> drive letter appear (the disk was used on Win2K, so I assume it is
> NTFS, and has two partitions).
> How can I see the two volumes on the disk to access the data?
These USB external HDD non-recognition problems in the XP environment have
been a source of continuing irritation (not to say aggravation) to many of
us. For what it's worth we've put together a kind of checklist for
troubleshooting this kind of problem which I've listed below.
But before getting to them you might want to try the following...
I'm assuming your reference ...Using an internal hard drive as an external hard drive
I have 2 internal disks that I have taken out from a PC that has failed me
after 6 years of use. I now am using an HP notebook, and I need data from
these 2 disks that I wanted to copy to my laptop ... or possibly use these
2 disks as some sort of temporary storage.
In my previous work, we had some kind of caddy / container for hard disks,
you place the hard disk inside, and it has some minimal wirings to allow
you to plug-in power to the hard disk, and some cable to attach for the
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My WD mybook external hardrive died, and now i need a new one for my
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thus need to use usb)
So I'm thinking of getting the following toshiba 320 gb external ( see
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T...Duplicating internal hard drive to external drive
I'm hoping someone can help me with this. I want to purchase a higher
capacity hard drive and have it replace my existing one. I would like
to make a bootable copy of my existing one by using my external USB
drive enclosure. My plan is to place the new drive in this enclosure
and use Powerquest Drive Image 7 to copy my existing drive to the new
one, then removing the existing with the new one
Will this work? I know Drive Image will let me dup from internal to
internal (primary to slave),but it's not clear whether I can use its
copy disk option to go to an external drive...How to back up a Thinkpad hard drive to external drive?
My Thinkpad arrived, and the 40 Gb drive has only 30 Gb useable, the
rest apparently being devoted to a hidden partition used for system
recovery. Is there any site out there which explains just how this
partition is laid out, and how one would go about backing up the
Or, do you have to back up the hidden partition separately from the
one labeled "IBM_PRELOAD (C:)"? Apparently there is 10 GB of reserved
space on the drive.
I was wondering how others handle their backups. I now use a large
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partit...How do I create a startup drive on an external firewire Hard drive?
I want to be able to start up from the external drive when there is
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Alby Jones <email@example.com> wrote:
> I want to be able to start up from the external drive when there is
Just install an OS on the drive. That's all there is to it.
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Hi. My mom gave me her old compaq presario 1200 because my desktop
motherboard burnt out and I couldn't afford to fix it. The hard drive
in my laptop is very small, and all of my old files are still on the
hard drive from my desktop, which still is in good condition. Is
there a way to connect the old hard drive (it's an internal drive)to
get an external drive box for about $40, they make in USB or FWire
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I did it, works great.
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I have a 300 gig Maxtor One touch external drive. I works fine but I
need more space.
Rather than buying a whole new external drive, I would like to switch
the actual hard drive for something bigger, like 500Gigs while keeping
the same housing.
I've opened the housing and see the current drive is called 'Maxtor
Does anyone know what the significance of 'Maxline 2' ? Is it more
More importantly, does anyone know if I can switch the drive with a
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if you plan to be your own manual raid, drive to drive copy, then is
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> if you plan to be your own manual raid, drive to drive copy, then is
> there any advantage to pairing drive manufacturer & model?
No. However there is the usual disadvantage, namely a higher
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Cuddly UI...Toshiba 80G hard drive in Pismo and boot from external drive
I just installed a Toshiba 80G hard drive in a Pismo (Powerbook G3
Firewire). Everything works fine except that I cannot boot the machine
from an external firewire drive anymore.
If I press option at startup, Firewire drives do not appear as a choice
and the watch cursor never turns into an arrow.
If I use Startup Disk to choose an external drive as the startup disk,
the choice is accepted but the boot process freezes on a grey screen
with no icon in the middle.
The machine has the latest firmware (4.18f5).
Both options worked just fine with my previous drive (IBM 30G).
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 10:25:05 -0800, Mats Weber wrote
(in article <matsw-B1090D.firstname.lastname@example.org>):
> I just installed a Toshiba 80G hard drive in a Pismo (Powerbook G3
> Firewire). Everything works fine except that I cannot boot the machine
> from an external firewire drive anymore.
I'll ask the obvious: Reset PRAM? Reset power controller?
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In article <0001HW.BC376D1C00776EADF03055B0@news.individual.net>,
DaveC <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 10:25:05 -0800, Mats Weber wrote
>(in article <matsw-B1090D.firstname.lastname@example.org>):
>> I just installed a Toshiba 80G hard drive in a Pismo (Powerbook G3
>> Firewire). Everything works fine except that I cannot boot the machine
>> from an external firewire drive ...Turn an internal iMac G3 hard drive into an external drive?
I am hopelessly ignorant when it comes to hardware... I have a
perfectly good 40gig hard drive in my G3 iMac going to waste, while I'm
running out of room on my G5 iMac. Is there any way to turn my G3's
internal drive into an external drive for my G5? I've read about
enclosures that do this in general, but is there one that would work
for this specific purpose (i.e. Mac compatible, and for the G3's hard
disk, more specifically)? I'd appreciate any advice anyone might have!
Also, I have no idea what 'size' the G3's drive is (for example 3.5",
...Drive A Not Drive A??
Hi I just got an old IDE zip 100 drive. On the back, it's label for
the jumpers is split into 2 boxes, labelled "Not Drive A" and "Drive
A". Each box shows three different jumper settings for how to set the
drive to slave/master/cable.
So in other words, there's six jumper settings on the back. Three for
"Drive A" - master/slave/cable and three for "Not Drive A" -
master/slave/cable which are different.
What does "Drive A" or "Not Drive A" mean? I don't know which jumper
settings diagram is right...
In arti...Wiping Sun hard drives on other hardware?
My company has received some un-wiped Sun hard drives (model MAB3045SC). I
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Craig Sturdivant wrote:
> My company has received some un-wiped Sun hard drives (model MAB3045SC). I
> have been asked to find a way to wipe them, however, we do not have a Sun
> system. Is there a way that these can be wiped on a system other than a Sun
> Tha...new hard drive + old hard drive
I think I need you guys help here.
My old custom-built computer's hard drive is running out of space and
it's messed up and registry doesn't look good.
I was given used 20GB and try to install as local(bootable) hard
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I have XP installed now and have a CD for XP and want to clean install
on new 20GB.
I know to how to hook up and set up master and slave and configure
bios etc and install XP with clean installation.
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operating system have to be installed? Please be as specific as
Oh and he did reformat the drive for me, also.
Thanx in advance,
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> My brother is sending me his pc. It has Win XP in...External Hard Drive Partial Failure
I own a LaCie 500GB triple interface external hard drive. I use it to
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If I remove the failed 250GB hard drive from the LaCie enclosure, will
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will allow me to change hard drives like the internal Dock allows.
Need vendors who supply this.
Thank you, Dave_s
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> On my win98SE PC I have an internal Mobile Dock that allows me to insert from
> front bay any size 3.5 inch IDE hard drive into this Dock.
> I ...Underside hard drive coolers bad for hard drives
Now....I just remembered something. A while ago, I had a problem with
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Now, I have to also send in my Seagate HD as well due to many allocated
What seems to be the common link between these two drives is that I used
a cheap hard drive cooler, the one you fit on the underside of a hard
Could it be possible that the cooler is causing vibration issues and
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> Now....I just remembered something. A while ago, ...Hard Drive Dying
The hard drive in my Mac G3 desktop began making unhealthy sounds, as though
a bearing is going. Is there a way for me to "clone" or image this hard
drive to a new hard drive? Or will I have to install the new hard drive,
format, and reinstall the operating system and programs from scratch?
For those of you who might think the wiser course would be to scrap the G3
altogether and move up to something newer, I feel a new hard drive would be
a worthwhile fix because the rest of the computer is fine. It is mostly used
for word processing, web surfing, and email, so in that respect it i...copy a program from hard drive to usb hard drive
i want to copy a program that is already installed on my computer to a
external usb hard drive to copy to another computer, can anyone help?
is there a way or program to do this? thankyou
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...how to check whether a drive is a network drive or drive from attached hard-disk
Few very simple questions.
Is there a way to detect whether a drive is a mapped network drive or
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Also, how can I get a list of drive letters currently in use in the
Your help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> Few very simple questions.
> Is there a way to detect whether a drive is a mapped network drive or
> not in Windows?
> Also, how can I get a list of drive letters currently in use in the
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I have a 2001 titanium laptop with a 20 Gig hard drive. The thing is
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